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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,500 miles

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2002 Mercury Cougar fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 142009


  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Cougar. The contact stated that the fuel delivery module (FDM) reduced and eventually blocked the flow of fuel to the engine. The vehicle lost power while driving 50 mph. The vehicle was repaired twice, but the failure still persists. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 04V421000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 112,000 and current mileage was 113,184.

- Irvine, KY, USA

problem #1

May 022007

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Cougar. The current and failure mileage were 77,000. While driving the vehicle the contact tried to accelerate but the vehicle took a long to shift up to speed. Often times the vehicle would stutter and hesitate. The vehicle had been taken to the dealer, and was told that the vehicle was not included in recall 04V421000 due to the VIN.

- Richmond , VA, USA

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